POLICE have given youths permission to graffiti around a skatepark - but for one day only.

Youths are invited to Dell Park in Grimethorpe on May 28 to take part in a workshop with graffiti artist Steve Hemingway.

The event has been organised by the police, community support officers from the Cudworth Safer Neighbourhood Team and Barnsley Council.

It's being held as a ‘diversionary activity’ for young people during the school holidays - to help keep them out of trouble.

"The aim of the event is to try to get them interested in art and give them an opportunity to have a go themselves," said a spokeswoman from South Yorkshire Police.

Permission to use the skate park has been given by Brierley Town Council and Barnsley Council’s parks department.